Marfan Disease

Caused by: It's an inherited disease that damages the tissue that connects organs and other structures in the body. It's a dominant gene that isn't located in a sex gene and you only need one mutated gene to be affected by this disorder.

MM or Mm = marfan syndrome

mm = normal

A person with mafan syndrome and a normal person have a 50% chance of having a child with the disease.



  • Tall and slender body
  • very long arms,fingers, and toes
  • concaved chest
  • high arched mouth with crowded teeth
  • heart murmurs
  • nearsighted
  • curved spine
  • flat feet external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQhKstXVXg0KatV1efWwjO0Q2tc8SevTb12n7RbV40TtOPTJCxDSA
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  • Cardiovascular complications
  • eye complications
  • lung complications
  • complications while pregnant
  • skeletal problems
There are some ways to help complications from this disease;but, there's no treatment for the disease itself. Also, there's therapy to help the complications.
Intresting Facts:.
  • Pulling a tooth from someone who has this disease can kill themFebruary is Marfan Syndrome awareness month
  • Abraham Lincoln suffered from this disease
  • Francesco Ramirez was the first to discover the gene that xarried Marfan
  • Michael Phelps has Marfans Syndromeexternal image michael-phelps-marfans.JPG

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